Hi guys, I was planning to go skiing the coming months because I have never really tried it. I am not really interested in going to your usual ski resort, but want something of a remote location so as to be able to appreciate the beauty of snow and skiing. I found this skiing site, and I was wondering if it is reliable. Has anyone used it before?
The website in your note seems to promote a ski instructor or instruction program. If you've never skied you may want to first locate a ski venue, preferably with multiple resorts or ski areas, AND a resort withba week long "learn to ski" program in a language you understand.
I use the following website for snow conditions but the have basic information on areas and resorts. Look for a resort that has a reasonable amount of beginner terrain and after ski amenities.
I've (cross country/Nordic skied) Norway and Finland but not Sweeden. You may also want to get intro to cross country ski lessons if you want to enjoy snoe and scenery.
I just wish to know more about the reliability of the site and I am not interested in the promotion part. But thanks for the links you provided. They seem to provide good information and really I am just a beginner!
This website provides a good overview of the skiing options in Scandinavia.
I am not really interested in going to your usual ski resort, but want something of a remote location so as to be able to appreciate the beauty of snow and skiing. What exactly to you mean by this? Ski resorts are usually somewhat remotely located. If you're thinking of back-country skiing... learn to ski at the expert level first.
I've skied at Åre, and it overall looked pretty awesome... but I visited at the very begining of the season, so I only got to sample a few of the pistes. It's pretty remote, but worth the effort if you're going to be in Scandinavia.
What I mean is a small ski resort, with less number of learners and tourists. An out of the way resort, so to speak.
Just about any resort in Scandinavia, then. Compared to the biggies in the Alps, which attract skiers from throughout the world, ski resorts in the north receive comparably few foreign visitors.
The resort that Tom mentioned, Åre is considered to have the best skiing in Sweden. I've been to Idre Fjäll and Vemdalen. Of those two, Idre was the more low key resort.
Lonely Planet "Scandinavia" 2013 comments:
"Åre: Beautifully situated in a mountain valley....is Sweden's most popular skiing resort....and a party town during the November to May season."
Year round skiing in Sweden:
Nordic Wellness Skidome is an unique establishment with 1.2 kilometres of cross-country skiing tracks – indoors. The temperature is always -2 degrees Celsius, which makes Skidome the snowiest place in Scandinavia!
Skidome is located in Scandinavia’s largest multi-sport facility, Göteborgs Nya Arena, in Kviberg Gothenburg.